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Not to be confused with Eduardo Rivera from IDW Comics

Eduardo Rivera

Extreme Ghostbuster

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Appeared in Extreme Ghostbusters
Played by Rino Romano

"Maybe he's dead."

- Eduardo Rivera; Extreme Ghostbusters

Eduardo Rivera (also known as Eddie) [1] is one of Egon's four students which becomes a Ghostbuster. He was mostly known for his slacking and sarcastic attitude. He was a college student at the University which Egon taught at. Eduardo got swept up into the world of the Ghostbusters when he signed up for Egon's class Paranormal Phenomena 101.

History

Eduardo is the son of a police officer and lives with his older brother Carl Rivera, also a police officer, but they don't get along. It is implied that his father is dead or at least retired as his brother refers to him in the past tense during a heated conversation. Eduardo listens to punk music and is antisocial. [2] [3] He lives by himself next door in Carl's guest room. [4]

In an alternate future, Eduardo became the famous hero of the Great Ghost War. [5]

Personality

Eduardo is portrayed as cocky and can be a jerk at times, and is similar in appearance and character to Peter Venkman, down to his mildly adversarial relationship with Slimer. It is revealed that he is thanatophobic [6] during the Fear Itself ghost case.

Eduardo is a self-described "slacker". Even going so far as to attempt plagiarism to write a paper for college. Despite the drawbacks to his character, he does have enough integrity to take responsibility for his actions and try to help in fixing it such as by deliberately using himself as live bait to catch the Dry Spell Spirit after it was stolen and released by François Rousseau whom Eduardo allowed into the Firehouse's basement without authorization. [7] Eduardo also possesses enough intelligence to know how the particle aspect of light works. [8] He takes a romantic interest in Kylie, this is evident when they first met in Paranormal Phenomena 101 [9] and soon after when he almost kissed her but she was possessed by Achira and attempting to infect him with a disease. Since then they don't openly admit their feelings towards each other.

Relationship to Others

Egon Spengler

In the beginning Eduardo has little respect for Egon Spengler at least partly due to the fact that he doesn't believe in his work. He initially enrolls in Egon's Paranormal 101 class claiming it will be an "...easy 'A'". [10] Although as the series progresses his respect for Egon grows as he now believes in the paranormal and in Egon's research.

Janine Melnitz

Eduardo's relationship with Janine Melnitz is rather mutual in that both do not have problems with each other although this may be due to fact that they are rarely seen communicating with each other although he does occasionally explain his problems to her such as in the episode "Witchy Woman" where he explains to her how girls do not notice him.

Roland Jackson

Eduardo's initial perception of Roland Jackson was that he was a geek, although as the series progressed, like with Egon, he has grown to respect Roland.

Garrett Miller

Although Eduardo and Garrett Miller usually argue, they have become friends throughout the series are often found playing video games and sports wit together. Jokes often happen between the two, with Garrett often making fun of Eduardo's goatee beard.

Kylie Griffin

Eduardo shares a love/hate relationship with Kylie Griffin, with Kylie's calm exterior often setting her as a foil against Eduardo's brashness. They often engage in bickering sometimes heated arguments and debates with each other. They often constantly find new ways to exasperate each other. Eduardo's affections for her are evident when he dreamed about her. [11] As the series progressed it becomes clear that the two have developed feelings for one another although the both of them are quick to deny it. Often his affections for her cause him to be the most concerned for her safety to the point where he goes out of his way to save her life, on one occasion, saying that nothing is going to happen to her on his watch. [12] He has also shown what could possibly be interpreted as jealousy when Kylie is having conversations with romantic undertones or overtones with other men.[13]

Slimer

Eduardo's relationship with Slimer was sort of like the relationship Peter had the first few seasons. However like Peter deep down inside he does care about the spud.

Carlos "Carl" Rivera, His Brother

Eduardo does not get along well with Carl Rivera. His brother is also a NYC cop. Eduardo being a Ghostbuster only added to their strained relationship. Carl thinks that his brother has lack of respect towards authority and, by extension, his father. Carl's wife Beth however appreciates Eduardo and their son Kevin is a fan of the Ghostbusters, especially his uncle.

Maybe he's dead

Throughout the series, Eduardo often utters the phrase "Maybe he's dead" when someone is unaccounted for.

  • "Darkness at Noon, Part 1"
    • Eduardo first invokes his recurring line of "Maybe, he's dead" when the class speculates on Egon's absence in class. [14]
  • "Fear Itself"
    • Eduardo comments on the missing Garrett after the Biker Ghost is captured. [15]
    • Eduardo refers to Roland after he disappears as the team discusses what their fears are. [16]
  • "Deadliners"
    • Eduardo speculates on to J.N. Kline's mysterious seclusion. [17]
    • Eduardo comments on the prospects of finding Roland. [18]
  • "Home is Where the Horror Is"
    • Eduardo used a variation of his "Maybe he's dead" line in relation to Roland, Kylie, and Garrett. [19] [20]
  • "Be Careful What You Wish For"
    • Garrett invokes Eduardo's "Maybe he's dead" line when the others wonder where Eduardo is.[21] Eduardo, who's nearby, thinks,"HEY! That's my line."[22]
  • "Grease"
    • Eduardo uses his "Maybe he's dead" line when Garrett wonders what happened to the Gremlin. [23]
  • "The Ghostmakers"
    • Eduardo thought he was dead. [24]
  • "Moby Ghost"
    • Eduardo thought the 'unconscious' Maiikrob was dead. [25]

Trivia

  • Eduardo claims to have read "The Odyssey of Homer" in the semester before he became an Extreme Ghostbuster. [26]
  • Eduardo is necrophobic, a fear of death.
  • Before the events of "Deadliners", Eduardo was the only Extreme Ghostbuster who read a J.N. Kline book. [27]
  • Eduardo lost to Slimer at a game of chess in "Casting the Runes"
  • Eduardo dreamed about Christy Turlington. [28]
  • Garrett nicknamed Eduardo "Romeo" [29]
  • Eduardo's shoe size is 9. [30]
  • Eduardo got a C- in Existential Philosophy. [31]
  • Eduardo took a computer graphics class. [32]
  • Eduardo hates tuna. [33]
  • One of Eduardo's FBI File Photos shows him skateboarding by Kylie. [34]
  • Eduardo 'researched' Soren Kierkegaard and Georg Wilhem Friedrich Hegel for his philosophy paper. [35] [36]
  • Eduardo was enrolled in an architecture course. [37]
  • Eduardo hates mayonnaise. [38]
  • Eduardo has risque dreams about Kylie. [39] [40] [41] [42]
  • Of the four Extreme Ghostbusters, only Eduardo went into the Containment Unit.
  • Eduardo enjoys reading the Marmaduke comic strip. [43]
  • Eduardo was enrolled in a Physics 101 course. [44]
  • Eduardo knows how light particles work. [45]
  • Eduardo doesn't have a driver's license. [46]
  • Kylie and Eduardo both took the same Women in Literature course. [47] [48]
  • Eduardo isn't good at mathematics. [49]

References

  1. Garrett Miller (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Killjoys (1997) (DVD ts. 13:04-13:06). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Garrett says: "Eddie, we're working here!"
  2. Eduardo Rivera (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters- Grease (1997) (DVD ts. 9:54-10:00). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "Eduardo Rivera. Lives with his older brother. They don't get along. Listens to punk music. Anti-social."
  3. Carl Rivera (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters- Rage (1997) (DVD ts. 11:20-11:23). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Carl says: "Dad was a cop. I'm a cop. It's your chance to make something of yourself."
  4. Carl Rivera (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters- Rage (1997) (DVD ts. 10:35-10:41). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Carl says: "If you're finished barbecuing my guest room, Beth say dinner is at 8 instead of 7:30 like she told your roommate."
  5. Isaac (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters- Ghost Apocalyptic Future (1997) (DVD ts. 06:53-06:56). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Issac says: "And Eduardo Rivera, the hero of the Great Ghost War!"
  6. "Fear Itself"
  7. "Dry Spell"
  8. "Eyes of a Dragon"
  9. "Darkness at Noon, Part 1"
  10. Eduardo Rivera (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Darkness at Noon, Part 1 (1997) (DVD ts. 3:15-3:18). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "It's what you call an easy A."
  11. "In Your Dreams"
  12. "Seeds of Destruction"
  13. "Till Death Do We Start"
  14. Eduardo Rivera (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Darkness at Noon, Part 1 (1997) (DVD ts. 17:30-17:31). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
  15. Eduardo Rivera (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Fear Itself (1997) (DVD ts. 1:57-1:58). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "Maybe he's dead."
  16. Eduardo Rivera (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Fear Itself (1997) (DVD ts. 11:57-11:59). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "Maybe he's dead."
  17. Eduardo Rivera (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Deadliners (1997) (DVD ts. 3:39-3:40). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "Maybe he's dead."
  18. Eduardo Rivera (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Deadliners (1997) (DVD ts. 16:38-16:39). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "I thought maybe you'd be dead."
  19. Eduardo Rivera (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Home is Where the Horror Is (1997) (DVD ts. 16:21-16:23). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "But the house got Garrett, and Kylie and Garrett are dead."
  20. Eduardo Rivera (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Home is Where the Horror Is (1997) (DVD ts. 16:34-16:35). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "Definitely dead."
  21. Garrett Miller (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Be Careful What You Wish For (1997) (DVD ts. 11:15-11:16). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Garrett says: "Maybe he's dead."
  22. Eduardo Rivera (2009).Extreme Ghostbusters- Be Careful What You Wish For (1997) (DVD ts. 11:16-11:17). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "HEY! That's my line."
  23. Eduardo Rivera (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters- Grease (1997) (DVD ts. 14:14-14:15). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "Maybe he's dead."
  24. Eduardo Rivera (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters- The Ghostmakers (1997) (DVD ts. 01:33-01:35). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "No way...I'm dead."
  25. Eduardo Rivera (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters- Moby Ghost (1997) (DVD ts. 09:58-09:59). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "I think he's dead."
  26. Eduardo Rivera (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Darkness at Noon, Part 2 (1997) (DVD ts. 10:28-10:30). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "Hey, man. Last semester, I read the Oddity of Homer."
  27. Eduardo Rivera (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Deadliners (1997) (DVD ts. 5:17-5:20). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "Am I the only guy who reads J.N. Kline?"
  28. Eduardo Rivera (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- The Infernal Machine (1997) (DVD ts. 6:56-6:57). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "I was dreaming about Christy Turlington."
  29. Garrett Miller (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Home is Where the Horror Is (1997) (DVD ts. 11:49-11:50). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Garrett says: "El Romeo, it's only 11:30."
  30. Garrett Miller (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Killjoys (1997) (DVD ts. 13:16-13:17). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Garrett says: "I don't know. Size nines?"
  31. Eduardo Rivera (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Be Careful What You Wish For (1997) (DVD ts. 2:29-2:31). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "I got a C- in Existential Philosophy."
  32. Eduardo Rivera (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Be Careful What You Wish For (1997) (DVD ts. 3:56-4:00). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "Let me show you a little something I picked up in a computer graphics class."
  33. Eduardo Rivera (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Be Careful What You Wish For (1997) (DVD ts. 16:26-16:27). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "I hate tuna!"
  34. Extreme Ghostbusters- Grease (1997) (DVD ts. 09:58-10:00). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
  35. Eduardo Rivera (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Dry Spell (1997) (DVD ts. 02:28-02:36). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "...And best reflected in the didactic relativism as espoused by such progressive thinkers as Hegel and Kierkegaard."
  36. Eduardo Rivera (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters- Dry Spell (1997) (DVD ts. 02:42-02:43). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "Writing a paper for Philosophy class."
  37. Eduardo Rivera (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters- Seeds of Destruction (1997) (DVD ts. 13:40-13:43, 13:47-13:49). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "Ah. More Deco, Less Bauhaus...I'm taking an architecture class."
  38. Garrett Miller (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters- The Ghostmakers (1997) (DVD ts. 05:59-06:01). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Garrett says: "He hates mayo."
  39. Extreme Ghostbusters- In Your Dreams (1997) (DVD ts. 11:47-12:11). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
  40. Eduardo Rivera (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters- In Your Dreams (1997) (DVD ts. 19:12-19:14). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "It's bad enough you had to see it in the dream."
  41. Kylie Griffin (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters- In Your Dreams (1997) (DVD ts. 19:15-19:16). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Kylie says: "You dream about me?"
  42. Eduardo Rivera (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters- In Your Dreams (1997) (DVD ts. 19:17-19:18). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "It was a nightmare, okay?"
  43. Eduardo Rivera (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters- Moby Ghost (1997) (DVD ts. 02:00-02:05). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "Marmaduke kills me. He's always doing the dumbest stuff!"
  44. Garrett Miller (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters- Eyes of a Dragon (1997) (DVD ts. 03:25-03:32). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Garrett says: "Ahh...I recognize that fragrance...Physics 101."
  45. Eduardo Rivera (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters- Eyes of a Dragon (1997) (DVD ts. 03:01-03:11). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
  46. Eduardo Rivera (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters- Ghost in the Machine (1997) (DVD ts. 02:17-02:19). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "Egon wants me to have a license so I can drive the Ecto-1."
  47. Eduardo Rivera (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters- Witchy Woman (1997) (DVD ts. 03:38-03:41). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "I've got the same class as Kylie, 'Babes in Books'!"
  48. Kylie Griffin (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters- Witchy Woman (1997) (DVD ts. 03:42-03:43). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Kylie says: "That's Women In Literature."
  49. Kylie Griffin (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters- Back in the Saddle, Part 1 (1997) (DVD ts. 16:42-16:45). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Kylie says: "Mathematics isn't Eduardo's strong suit."


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